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View Resource US Environmental Protection Agency: National Estuary Program

Established in 1987 by amendments to the Clean Water Act and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW), the National Estuary Program (NEP) identifies, restores and protects estuaries along the coasts of the United States. Unlike the traditional regulatory approaches to environmental protection, the NEP targets a wide range of issues and...

https://www.epa.gov/nep
View Resource Wetlands Reserve Program

Recognizing that the health of the nation's wetlands depends on the fate of private (as well as public-owned) wetlands, the Wetlands Reserve Program is an important, voluntary initiative led by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide "technical and financial support" to help private landowners restore their wetlands. This straightforward site describes the Wetlands...

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/pr...
View Resource Critical Habitats, Inc

The site listed here is provided by an environmental consulting firm that works with commercial and private landowners to establish Wetland Banks. An innovative concept (and growing reality) that has received mixed reviews from scientists, Wetland Banking attempts to combine the goals of developers (i.e., to develop a certain area) and wetland conservationists (i.e., to maintain/ restore areas of...

http://www.criticalhabitats.com/
View Resource Wetlands and Agriculture: Private Interests and Public Benefits

This report, from the Economic Research Service, examines the differences between private and public incentives regarding wetlands. Central to the report is the recognition that society has recently increased the value it places on wetland services, from water quality improvement and flood control to wildlife habitat, and recreation. The report (.pdf format) "assesses the need for continued...

https://wayback.archive-it.org/5923/20120207014456/http://er...
View Resource Wetlands

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) offers this collection of online resources on wetlands and their protection. The site is organized into sections, including Types of Wetlands (featuring four major wetland types), Benefits of Wetlands (to humans and to wildlife), Threats to Wetlands (and to streams, rivers, and coasts), Wetlands Media Archives (current and past press releases and feature...

https://www.nwf.org/en/Our-Work/Waters/Wetlands-and-Watershe...
View Resource Riparian Areas: Functions and Strategies for Management

The National Academic Press "publishes over 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy." These books are made available to read online for free. One of the latest offerings is entitled Riparian Areas: Functions and Strategies for Management, written by the Committee on...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10327/chapter/1